Remove all but one of the fruit (in the desert we can leave two fruit on if we do not have many insect or disease problems and there are plenty of fruit on the tree).
|European pear with many small fruits formed in a cluster.|
|Remove all but one of the fruit in the cluster. If there are not that many clusters on the tree, leave two fruits remaining from the cluster. Twist or cut off excess fruit.|
|European pear fruit in clusters before thinning|
|European pear fruit after thinning. Leave one per cluster. Twist or cut off excess fruit.|